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2014-03-18 08:31:51

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center adds outreach clinic location HOT SPRINGS, S.D., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center will hold clinics at Fall River Health Services, located at 1201 Highway 71 in Hot Springs, beginning March 27. Patients who would like to schedule an appointment at the Hot Springs location are encouraged to call Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center at (605) 341-1414....

2014-03-13 12:29:08

Findings from large study of hip and knee surgical site infections published in The Journal of Arthroplasty GREENSBORO, N.C., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL(®) Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S. healthcare system $375 million annually. Study results were published in The Journal of...

Driving Simulator Used To Determine When It's Safe To Drive After Hip Replacement
2014-03-11 09:53:40

Hospital for Special Surgery Using interactive 'video game' to test reaction time, findings at Hospital for Special Surgery challenge traditional recommendation to wait 6 weeks after hip replacement before driving After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving, and a new study challenges the conventional wisdom that patients should wait six weeks before getting back behind the wheel. Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, director of research, Adult Reconstruction and Joint...

2014-03-11 00:22:36

When combined with conventional blood clot prevention therapies, statins lowered the occurrence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events by 48 percent NEW ORLEANS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statins have long been known to lower cholesterol and, more recently, to decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) in healthy, non-surgical patients. New, first-of-its-kind research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

2014-03-03 16:24:51

LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: UK Orthopedic Devices Market Report, 2005 - 2018Short Description The Market Intelligence report provides critical market data for UK orthopedic devices market and its product categories. The data includes market size in terms of value and volume; average selling price for each product type, growth trends and market shares of companies at sector and category level. It's vital "cross...

2014-03-03 08:28:05

Agreement makes Stryker the "Official Joint Replacement Products"; Stryker Mobility Zone to be featured at key tournaments MAHWAH, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation's Orthopaedics Division and the PGA TOUR announced today a new marketing relationship that designates Stryker as the "Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour." The agreement advances Stryker's commitment to the health and well-being of joint pain sufferers, and will feature...

2014-02-28 00:21:28

DRAPER, Utah, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ortho Development® Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM® Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement surgery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/MN73307) "KASM is a unique product that addresses a growing need in the total joint replacement market," says Brent...

2014-02-12 12:30:07

FRANKLIN, Mass., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of the first patients who received an Arthrosurface HemiCAP® with many more achieving this same milestone later this year. Over a decade later, HemiCAP® patients are still leading pain free, active lifestyles while demonstrating the durability and longevity of the HemiCAP® technology. Kellie Allen, a yoga enthusiast and one of the first Arthrosurface® patients, received her HemiCAP® surgery on...

2014-02-11 12:27:13

Multicenter study on over 3060 patients finds ActiveCare®+SFT mobile compression device to be as effective as blood thinners without the bleeding complications OR AKIVA, Israel, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A multicenter research initiated by The Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education at Scripps Clinic which is devoted to improving patient care and quality of life, approves the change in how patients are treated to prevent DVT after hip and knee replacement...

2014-01-23 11:24:28

More than 2 percent of implants usually require further surgery within 3 years Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) taken regularly for six months after a knee or hip replacement seems to cut the risk of repeat surgery by around 40%, indicates a large population based study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. National data for England and Wales indicate that more than 2% of procedures typically have to be repeated within three years, primarily because of osteolysis...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.